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Gift Guide--Social Justice for Kids/Teens

New books about social justice for kids and teens!

This Is Your Time Cover Image
$14.39
ISBN: 9780593378526
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Published: Delacorte Books for Young Readers - November 10th, 2020

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Civil rights icon Ruby Bridges—who, at the age of six, was the first black child to integrate into an all-white elementary school in New Orleans—inspires readers and calls for action in this moving letter.


Oh, The Things We're For! Cover Image
$16.16
ISBN: 9781644210147
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Published: Triangle Square - October 6th, 2020

A new book by the author of A is for Activist is a rhyming, boldly illustrated vision of a better world.

When you go to a march
And raise your sign high
You'll make people smile
who thought you were shy
And you'll make people wonder, does that kid really know why?
You DO know of course


What We Believe: A Black Lives Matter Principles Activity Book Cover Image
By Laleña Garcia, Caryn Davidson (Illustrator)
$9.86
ISBN: 9781643794778
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Published: Lee & Low Books - October 27th, 2020

This powerful activity book will engage hands, hearts, and minds as it introduces children to the guiding principles of the Black Lives Matter movement.

When the Black Lives Matter movement began in 2013, the three founders--Alicia Garza, Patrisse Khan-Cullors, and Opal Tometi--anchored its work in a list of guiding principles, developed through conversation with other activists.


Big Ideas For Young Thinkers: 20 questions about life and the universe Cover Image
By Jamia Wilson, Andrea Pippins (Illustrator)
$21.59
ISBN: 9780711258358
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Published: Wide Eyed Editions - March 3rd, 2020

Antiracist Baby Board Book Cover Image
$8.09
ISBN: 9780593110416
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Published: Kokila - June 16th, 2020

A #1 New York Times Bestseller!
Featured in its own episode in the Netflix original show Bookmarks: Celebrating Black Voices!
Featured on Good Morning America, NPR's Morning Edition, CBS This Morning, and more!


We Are Water Protectors Cover Image
By Carole Lindstrom, Michaela Goade (Illustrator)
$16.19
ISBN: 9781250203557
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - March 17th, 2020

Inspired by the many Indigenous-led movements across North America, We Are Water Protectors issues an urgent rallying cry to safeguard the Earth’s water from harm and corruptiona bold and lyrical picture book written by Carole Lindstrom and vibrantly illustrated by Michaela Goade.

Water is the first medicine.
It affects and connects us all . . .


Freedom, We Sing Cover Image
By Amyra León, Molly Mendoza (Illustrator)
$15.26
ISBN: 9781912497324
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Published: Flying Eye Books - July 7th, 2020

"I wonder, then, what freedom is. Is it a place? Is it a thought? Can it be stolen? Can it be bought?"


For Beautiful Black Boys Who Believe in a Better World Cover Image
By Michael W. Waters, Keisha Morris (Illustrator)
$16.20
ISBN: 9781947888081
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Published: Flyaway Books - September 22nd, 2020

Winner of the 2020 Goddard Riverside CBC Youth Book Prize for Social Justice

Dad, what happened?
Why are they shooting?
What is this vigil for?


Your Name Is a Song Cover Image
$15.29
ISBN: 9781943147724
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Published: Innovation Press - July 7th, 2020

Frustrated by a day full of teachers and classmates mispronouncing her beautiful name, a little girl tells her mother she never wants to come back to school. In response, the girl's mother teaches her about the musicality of African, Asian, Black-American, Latinx, and Middle Eastern names on their lyrical walk home through the city.


Dictionary for a Better World: Poems, Quotes, and Anecdotes from A to Z Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781541557758
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Published: Carolrhoda Books (R) - February 4th, 2020

How can we make the world a better place? This inspiring resource for middle-grade readers is organized as a dictionary; each entry presents a word related to creating a better world, such as ally, empathy, or respect. For each word, there is a poem, a quote from an inspiring person, a personal anecdote from the authors, and a try it prompt for an activity.


Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Beginning Cover Image
$17.09
ISBN: 9780316453691
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - March 10th, 2020

The #1 New York Times bestseller and a USAToday bestseller!

A timely, crucial, and empowering exploration of racism--and antiracism--in America


This is NOT a history book.
This is a book about the here and now.
A book to help us better understand why we are where we are.
A book about race.


This Book Is Anti-Racist: 20 Lessons on How to Wake Up, Take Action, and Do The Work Cover Image
By Tiffany Jewell, Aurelia Durand (Illustrator)
$13.49
ISBN: 9780711245211
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Published: Frances Lincoln Children's Books - January 7th, 2020

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

Recommended by Oprah's Book Club, ESSENCE, We Need Diverse Books, ellentube, Brit + Co, PureWow, Teen Vogue, Time, New York, USA TODAY, and TODAY.com

Also available: This Book Is Anti-Racist Journal, a guided journal with more than 50 activities to support your anti-racism journey


Not My Idea: A Book about Whiteness (Ordinary Terrible Things) Cover Image
$17.06
ISBN: 9781948340403
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Published: Dottir Press - November 17th, 2020

Featuring brand-new activity pages and additional learning material, the paperback edition of Not My Idea: A Book About Whiteness is a picture book about racism and racial justice, inviting white children and parents to become curious about racism, accept that it's real, and cultivate justice.


The Talk: Conversations about Race, Love & Truth Cover Image
By Wade Hudson (Editor), Cheryl Willis Hudson (Editor)
$15.29
ISBN: 9780593121610
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Published: Crown Books for Young Readers - August 11th, 2020

Thirty diverse, award-winning authors and illustrators invite you into their homes to witness the conversations they have with their children about race in America today in this powerful call-to-action that invites all families to be anti-racists and advocates for change.


The House by the Lake: The True Story of a House, Its History, and the Four Families Who Made It Home Cover Image
By Thomas Harding, Britta Teckentrup (Illustrator)
$16.19
ISBN: 9781536212747
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Published: Candlewick Studio - September 8th, 2020

History comes home in a deeply moving, exquisitely illustrated tale of a small house, taken by the Nazis, that harbors a succession of families—and becomes a quiet witness to a tumultuous century.

The days went around like a wheel.
The sun rose, warming the walls of the house.


An ABC of Equality Cover Image
$15.29
ISBN: 9780711262140
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Published: Frances Lincoln Children's Books - September 1st, 2020

The Arabic Quilt: An Immigrant Story Cover Image
By Aya Khalil, Anait Semirdzhyan (Illustrator)
$16.16
ISBN: 9780884487548
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Published: Tilbury House Publishers - February 18th, 2020

Kanzi’s family has moved from Egypt to America, and on her first day in a new school, what she wants more than anything is to fit in. Maybe that’s why she forgets to take the kofta sandwich her mother has made for her lunch, but that backfires when Mama shows up at school with the sandwich. Mama wears a hijab and calls her daughter Habibti (dear one). When she leaves, the teasing starts.


Shirley Chisholm Is a Verb Cover Image
By Veronica Chambers, Rachelle Baker (Illustrator)
$17.09
ISBN: 9780803730892
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Published: Dial Books - July 28th, 2020

A timely picture book biography about Shirley Chisholm, the first Black woman in Congress, who sought the Democratic nomination to be the president of the United States.


Lift as You Climb: The Story of Ella Baker Cover Image
$16.19
ISBN: 9781534406230
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Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - June 9th, 2020

Learn about the civil rights activist Ella Baker in this inspiring picture book from Sibert Honor winner Patricia Hruby Powell and Caldecott Honor winner R.


No Voice Too Small: Fourteen Young Americans Making History Cover Image
By Lindsay H. Metcalf (Editor), Keila V. Dawson (Editor), Jeanette Bradley (Editor), Jeanette Bradley (Illustrator)
$17.09
ISBN: 9781623541316
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Published: Charlesbridge - September 22nd, 2020

Fans of We Rise, We Resist, We Raise Our Voices will love meeting fourteen young activists who have stepped up to make change in their community and the United States.


Woke: A Young Poet's Call to Justice Cover Image
$17.09
ISBN: 9781250311207
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - March 10th, 2020

"This collection of poems by women of color covers topics relating to social justice, activism, discrimination and empathy, focusing on the need to speak out and inspiring middle-graders." -Vogue

Woke: A Young Poet's Guide to Justice
is a collection of poems to inspire kids to stay woke and become a new generation of activists.


Night Walk to the Sea: A Story About Rachel Carson, Earth's Protector Cover Image
By Deborah Wiles, Daniel Miyares (Illustrator)
$16.19
ISBN: 9781524701475
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Published: Schwartz & Wade - September 15th, 2020

This luminous picture book by an award-winning author and acclaimed illustrator is the perfect tool to discuss the importance of the natural world with young children, as well as introduce them to environmental activist Rachel Carson.


Drawing on Walls: A Story of Keith Haring Cover Image
By Matthew Burgess, Josh Cochran (Illustrator)
$17.06
ISBN: 9781592702671
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Published: Enchanted Lion Books - May 19th, 2020

"Burgess describes Haring discovering Robert Henri's The Art Spirit in college ("He felt as if the book was speaking directly to him"), encountering the large paintings of Pierre Alechinsky (he was "blown away"), and recognizing a common impulse in dancers at the West Village's Paradise Garage ("For Keith, drawing and painting were like dancing.


Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls: 100 Immigrant Women Who Changed the World Cover Image
$31.50
ISBN: 9781733329293
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Published: Rebel Girls - October 13th, 2020

The latest installment in the New York Times bestselling Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls series, featuring 100 immigrant women who have shaped, and will continue to shape, our world.

Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls: 100 Immigrant Women Who Changed the World is the third book in the New York Times bestselling series for children.


Kamala and Maya’s Big Idea Cover Image
$17.09
ISBN: 9780062937407
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Published: Balzer + Bray - June 2nd, 2020

INSPIRED BY A TRUE STORY FROM THE CHILDHOOD OF VICE PRESIDENT KAMALA HARRIS!

A beautiful, empowering picture book about two sisters who work with their community to effect change, inspired by a true story from the childhood of the author’s aunt, Kamala Harris, and mother, lawyer and policy expert Maya Harris.


Finish the Fight!: The Brave and Revolutionary Women Who Fought for the Right to Vote Cover Image
$17.09
ISBN: 9780358408307
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Published: Versify - August 18th, 2020

New York Times bestseller! 

Who was at the forefront of women's right to vote? We know a few famous names, like Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, but what about so many others from diverse backgrounds—black, Asian, Latinx, Native American, and more—who helped lead the fight for suffrage?


A Black Woman Did That Cover Image
By Malaika Adero, Chanté Timothy (Illustrator)
$10.79
ISBN: 9781941367513
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Published: Downtown Bookworks - February 18th, 2020

A Black Woman Did That! spotlights vibrant, inspiring black women whose accomplishments have changed the world for the better.

A Black Woman Did That! is a celebration of strong, resilient, innovative, and inspiring women of color.


Resist: 40 Profiles of Ordinary People Who Rose Up Against Tyranny and Injustice Cover Image
By Veronica Chambers, Paul Ryding (Illustrator), Cory Booker (Foreword by)
$7.19
ISBN: 9780062796264
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Published: HarperCollins - August 18th, 2020

A perfect tool for young readers as they grow into the leaders of tomorrow, Veronica Chambers’s inspiring collection of profiles—along with Senator Cory Booker’s stirring foreword—will inspire readers of all ages to stand up for what’s right.

You may only be one person, but you have the power to change the world.


A Good Kind of Trouble Cover Image
$7.19
ISBN: 9780062836694
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Published: Balzer + Bray - June 16th, 2020

From debut author Lisa Moore Ramée comes this funny and big-hearted debut middle grade novel about friendship, family, and standing up for what’s right, perfect for fans of Angie Thomas’s The Hate U Give and the novels of Renée Watson and Jason Reynolds.


Dear Justyce Cover Image
$17.09
ISBN: 9781984829665
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Published: Crown Books for Young Readers - September 29th, 2020

The stunning sequel to the #1 New York Times bestseller Dear Martin. Incarcerated teen Quan writes letters to Justyce about his experiences in the American juvenile justice system. Perfect for fans of Jason Reynolds and Angie Thomas.


Punching the Air Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062996480
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Published: Balzer + Bray - September 1st, 2020

New York Times and USA Today bestseller * Goodreads Finalist for Best Teen Book of the Year * Time Magazine Best Book of the Year * Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year * Shelf Awareness


Dig Cover Image
$11.69
ISBN: 9781101994931
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Published: Penguin Books - June 30th, 2020

Winner of the Michael L. Printz Medal


Beyond the Gender Binary (Pocket Change Collective) Cover Image
$8.09
ISBN: 9780593094655
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Published: Penguin Workshop - June 2nd, 2020

Pocket Change Collective was born out of a need for space. Space to think. Space to connect. Space to be yourself. And this is your invitation to join us.

"Thank God we have Alok. And I'm learning a thing or two myself."--Billy Porter, Emmy award-winning actor, singer, and Broadway theater performer


This Is What I Know About Art (Pocket Change Collective) Cover Image
By Kimberly Drew, Ashley Lukashevsky (Illustrator)
$8.09
ISBN: 9780593095188
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Published: Penguin Workshop - June 2nd, 2020

Pocket Change Collective was born out of a need for space. Space to think. Space to connect. Space to be yourself. And this is your invitation to join us.

"Drew's experience teaches us to embrace what we are afraid of and be true to ourselves. She uses her passion to change the art world and invites us to join her."--Janelle Monáe, award-winning singer, actress, and producer


Taking on the Plastics Crisis (Pocket Change Collective) Cover Image
By Hannah Testa, Ashley Lukashevsky (Illustrator)
$8.09
ISBN: 9780593223338
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Published: Penguin Workshop - October 13th, 2020

Pocket Change Collective was born out of a need for space. Space to think. Space to connect. Space to be yourself. And this is your invitation to join us.

"Taking on the Plastics Crisis delivers straightforward advise for getting involved in the global movement to eliminate single-use plastics." -- Booklist, Starred Review


Concrete Kids (Pocket Change Collective) Cover Image
By Amyra León, Ashley Lukashevsky (Illustrator)
$8.09
ISBN: 9780593095195
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Published: Penguin Workshop - October 13th, 2020

Pocket Change Collective was born out of a need for space. Space to think. Space to connect. Space to be yourself. And this is your invitation to join us.

"I will close my eyes and disappear into the pages of this book for many years to come."--Hanif Abdurraqib (New York Times bestselling author of Go Ahead in The Rain: Notes to A Tribe Called Quest)


Imaginary Borders (Pocket Change Collective) Cover Image
$8.09
ISBN: 9780593094136
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Published: Penguin Workshop - June 2nd, 2020

Pocket Change Collective was born out of a need for space. Space to think. Space to connect. Space to be yourself. And this is your invitation to join us.


The New Queer Conscience (Pocket Change Collective) Cover Image
By Adam Eli, Ashley Lukashevsky (Illustrator)
$8.09
ISBN: 9780593093689
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Published: Penguin Workshop - June 2nd, 2020

Pocket Change Collective was born out of a need for space. Space to think. Space to connect. Space to be yourself. And this is your invitation to join us.

"The new manifesto for how we as queer people could and should navigate the world. It's the holding hand I never had--but wish I did."--Troye Sivan, Golden Globe nominated-singer, songwriter, and actor


Body Talk: 37 Voices Explore Our Radical Anatomy Cover Image
$15.26
ISBN: 9781616209674
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Published: Algonquin Young Readers - August 18th, 2020

A School Library Journal Best Book of 2020

It’s time to bare it all about bodies!
 
We all experience the world in a body, but we don’t usually take the time to explore what it really means to have and live within one.


The Big Questions Book of Sex & Consent Cover Image
$17.09
ISBN: 9781646140183
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Published: Levine Querido - September 15th, 2020

What this book is NOT:

The fear-based How-To on sex and consent, oversimplified and focused on technicalities, that represents so much of our sexual education today.

What this book IS: